Meanwhile, Twitter user Anthony’s World of Weather posted a separate radar image of the squall line.
It showed the entire country covered with bursts of rain, but a significant squall line stretching from Wales up to Manchester.
He said: “Not live radar… 15 mins ago as the now intense squall line went through Manchester. Very impressive it was.
“It’s moving southeast, take care uk when it gets to you.
“Torrential rain, enhanced wind gusts, risk of isolated tornado, isolated lightning.”